First Cruise Ship Arrives in Vancouver

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The Port of Vancouver welcomed the Koningsdam on April 10, 2022, after almost 900 days without ships arrival in Canada’s largest port. The Canadian Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra released new health and safety guidelines mirroring measures implemented in the U.S. by the CDC. The cruise industry is essential for Canada’s economy. According to the Tourism Industry Association of B.C., cruise ships generate approximately $2.7 billion annually for the provincial economy. Gladly, more than 300 ships are expected to arrive at BC ports between April and November. “The return of cruise ships to Canada is a significant milestone in restarting our economy and reopening our tourism sector. Our government has been working closely alongside partners during these challenging times, and I appreciate the time and energy from all partners on improving and innovating operations for a safe restart. We look forward to welcoming cruise ships and travellers back to Canada and to our continued collaboration with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to support the tourism industry, said Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra.”

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